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Old 09-08-2017, 02:23 PM
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Absolutely beautiful! I like everything about it.
Those tuning pegs are interesting!
Thank you for the kind words. The tuners are "tweaked" Phase III locking design by PRS. Here's a close-up. They lock from the top and stay put very well. Apparently the tweak was to add a little screw that keeps everything snugged up even more tightly so there's no slipping or loss of string energy in the tuner. PRS is pretty obsessive about every little detail on his designs. I'm not sure I'd notice the difference, but there it is.



And another gratuitous close-up of the top. I love the depth of the burst on it. It has an almost 3-D quality to it.

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Old 09-08-2017, 02:34 PM
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Thank you for the kind words. The tuners are "tweaked" Phase III locking design by PRS. Here's a close-up. They lock from the top and stay put very well. Apparently the tweak was to add a little screw that keeps everything snugged up even more tightly so there's no slipping or loss of string energy in the tuner. PRS is pretty obsessive about every little detail on his designs. I'm not sure I'd notice the difference, but there it is.



And another gratuitous close-up of the top. I love the depth of the burst on it. It has an almost 3-D quality to it.
The tuners make sense and are very unique. I really like them. The guitar is truly stunning. Congrats!
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The tuners are "tweaked" Phase III locking design by PRS. Here's a close-up. They lock from the top and stay put very well. Apparently the tweak was to add a little screw that keeps everything snugged up even more tightly so there's no slipping or loss of string energy in the tuner. PRS is pretty obsessive about every little detail on his designs. I'm not sure I'd notice the difference, but there it is.
I can second about the locking tuners (they look like the ones I have on my CE 24) they are great. It stays tuned even when using the tremolo a good bit ( another PRS design)
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Old 09-08-2017, 10:03 PM
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Old 09-11-2017, 06:39 AM
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My 1997 Custom 22. Some mods I've done. Dragon pups have been switched with Lollar single coils for humbuckers. 5 way rotary switched to 3 way toggle. Ebony tuning button, replaced the black plastic electronic covers with maple ones. Maple truss rod cover. I had made mahogany pickup rings but PRS needed to use the original rings when they installed the Lollars. Every time in the past 20 years when I think I've found a new #1, this things comes right back. It's a honest to God true tank of a guitar. So solid and perfect playing.


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Old 09-28-2017, 03:01 PM
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I have had 10 and now have two. Great guit fiddles!
Getting the right feel and tones cost me some money on the ( primarily USED) buy and sell merry-go-round but I am pretty sure I found the one. A 2004 McCarty rosewood neck.

Their designs and looks are very seductive but for breaking a sweat gigging they felt too expensive to wield around. My last gig I played one and I noticed I was playing my right hand a little tight and leaving it drape still on the strap.
Caution and gigging can only go so far. So this one will be going.

I really like certain eras. The 90's had great slab board rosewood... (some reddish specimen) fret boards. I had some oily dark boards too in the 2010 - present era. I like the early 2000-s birds the best. Todays PU's are wonderful. If you crave a FAT neck and more stratish clarity the mid 90's CE 22's play like a fast strat with the Dragons.

All in all my goto 2 hum, short scale guitar is my 2006 Tom Anderson Atom that I call my Stradivarius. SO I am going to sell my 2015 CU22 artist and slap some splittable PU's into the great rosewood neck 2004 that has a bright sustain. For the the older I get I am finally figuring out where the guitar fits. In the center....by cutting through the mix, and residing in the electric guitar frequency space for ensemble playing.
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Here's another shot at sharing my McCarty 594

I picked up one of these recently as well. I don't belong to any useful photo-hosting site so I can't share pics, but it is a charcoal burst double cut 10 top. I got it as a "scratch & dent" item online, which cut $1200 from the price and it took me two weeks to find the imperfection (a tiny 1mm impression below the controls, not through the finish).

It is incredibly versatile and finally broke me of my Historic Les Paul habit.

Congrats on that beauty!
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You take the best private PRS pics.
Hi Tabl10s. Just now seeing this. Thank you. I think its that new K3.
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Old 10-21-2017, 07:15 AM
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Wow! Looks like a stunning top. Do you have a pic of the full guitar?
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Thank you for the kind words. The tuners are "tweaked" Phase III locking design by PRS. Here's a close-up. They lock from the top and stay put very well. Apparently the tweak was to add a little screw that keeps everything snugged up even more tightly so there's no slipping or loss of string energy in the tuner. PRS is pretty obsessive about every little detail on his designs. I'm not sure I'd notice the difference, but there it is.

<<snippet pic>>
And another gratuitous close-up of the top. I love the depth of the burst on it. It has an almost 3-D quality to it.

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Old 10-21-2017, 02:26 PM
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Wow! Looks like a stunning top. Do you have a pic of the full guitar?
Thanks. Yes, there’s a full shot in this post:
http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/f...&postcount=119
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Thanks. Yes, there’s a full shot in this post:
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Beautiful!

My 1998 CE-22 has been in storage for the past 3 months (I'm moving). Can't wait to play it next week.
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Beautiful!

My 1998 CE-22 has been in storage for the past 3 months (I'm moving). Can't wait to play it next week.
Oh shoot ! next week is not so bad, I was going to volunteer to keep it exercised for you.
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Old 10-28-2017, 06:05 PM
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I picked up one of these recently as well. I don't belong to any useful photo-hosting site so I can't share pics, but it is a charcoal burst double cut 10 top. I got it as a "scratch & dent" item online, which cut $1200 from the price and it took me two weeks to find the imperfection (a tiny 1mm impression below the controls, not through the finish).

It is incredibly versatile and finally broke me of my Historic Les Paul habit.

Congrats on that beauty!
Thanks. Congrats on yours, too. There is a charcoal burst soapbar Single Cut 594 at the shop where I got mine and it is a beautiful finish. Funnily enough, one of the things that attracted me to the 594 initially was the fact that it’s almost like a “fixed” Les Paul in many ways.
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Beautiful!

My 1998 CE-22 has been in storage for the past 3 months (I'm moving). Can't wait to play it next week.
I bet you miss it. They are great Guitars and I almost bought one at the 12th Fret here in Toronto last summer. I should have done so, but decided to wait a week on the GAS attack and someone snagged it.
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Oh shoot ! next week is not so bad, I was going to volunteer to keep it exercised for you.
If you had lived closer you could have held on to it for the past few months. My 50s tribute SG has been with my buddy for that period. Better in his hands than in storage.
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Old 10-30-2017, 10:07 PM
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Funnily enough, one of the things that attracted me to the 594 initially was the fact that it’s almost like a “fixed” Les Paul in many ways.

I know what you mean. While the 594 is not a Les Paul it is pretty darned close, and at the same time it can do a lot of things that it seems a Les Paul cannot. And as a "one acoustic guitar and one electric guitar" guy, the 594 suits me much better. And there are no compromises with the 594.
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